My Response: The bishops are incapable of policing themselves in responding to the sex abuse crisis. The solution is in plain site: turn it over to the police and the lay people- with accountability panels of equal numbers of women and men in their dioceses.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, https://arcwp.org
"The crisis appears to be taking a toll on how active Catholics are in their faith lives. More than a quarter of U.S. Catholics, 27 percent, say they have scaled back on how frequently they attend Mass, while 26 percent say they have reduced their financial contributions to their parishes or dioceses. The numbers are slightly lower among Catholics who normally attend Mass each week, with 15 percent of that group saying they now go less frequently and 20 percent saying they are reducing financial contributions."